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Old 03-14-2007, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Riding without a license?

Just curious how many of you all have done this. It looks like all the tests for the summer are taken and im getting my bike thurs morning. Would be worth riding even without a license, considering i just spent 5 grand on a bike. I was going to take the Motorcycle safety course but 350 is just way too much for an exemption from a test, not to mention i would still have to wait a month to get the exemption.

Maybe its more of a risk than im thinking, its just that i've never seen a biker pulled over(not to mention i always drive slow), plus havent we all done it with cars. Heck, my parents encouraged me to do it when i started driving a car, lol.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:23 AM
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do they let you go to other towns/counties to take the test?
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:44 AM
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In KY you cn go get a permit and ride legally. You take a written test to get the permit, then afer 30 days you can take the riding test.
One thing to consider is insurance, will it cover you ?

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:46 AM
 
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My insurance only covers me if I am legally able to operate a motorcycle in the state. That means a permit or a license.
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Well i have a permit and yes i can take it in other counties, but the closest is an hour away, and i dont know anyone with a license to get the bike there and back if i fail.

I have insurance(in NY you must have insurance even if your only on a permit), so i would be covered. Its just a pain to think all the tests are taken from now through august!!!
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:31 PM
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With a M/C permit you can ride the bike,(I can't see NY being different) so getting to there to take the test shouldn't be a problem. Most states do not allow you to carry a passenger while operating with a permit, and some states limit you to secondary roads. I would read the dmv booklet or call the dmv to find out how it is in your state.

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Old 03-14-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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Well, the dealership I bought my bike from didn't even care whether or not I had the endorsement. Didn't look either.

My M/C insurance covers me, regardless of the endorsement... only the premium goes down when you have it.
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Well i have a permit and yes i can take it in other counties, but the closest is an hour away, and i dont know anyone with a license to get the bike there and back if i fail.

I have insurance(in NY you must have insurance even if your only on a permit), so i would be covered. Its just a pain to think all the tests are taken from now through august!!!
Gosh, that's hard to believe all the tests are full--I can't imagine--here they just test whoever shows up --they only test one or two days a week. I just ran my permit the first year--and no, you can't have a passenger with a permit here. Mike and I finally went and took our riding test last summer--wooo-glad that's over--one kid was there for the second time-wrecked on the course the week before and that day an older guy wrecked his nice Vulcan on the course--grabbed the front brake and dumped himself and the bike-I had that act to follow-I was next--did great-beat the guys! I guess there are alot of guys here that never take the riding test-just renew permits and don't worry about it--they are good for 90 days and that usually encompasses the good weather months---except for us adventure riders we ride whenever we get a chance!!! I would try to get in on the Sept. test if they have one and I think they should renew your permit without you retaking the test since their classes are full-that's not your fault-but then again --the DMV has their own set of rules that never cease to amaze me. Good Luck,,,K p.s. I never heard of not being able to ride back home if you fail--your permit should still be good unless it's run out-there were some that failed the day we went and rode home.

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Old 03-14-2007, 01:21 PM
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With a M/C permit you can ride the bike,(I can't see NY being different) so getting to there to take the test shouldn't be a problem.
In oregon you can ride a bike with a permit, but only with another licensed rider on another motorcycle..never by yourself. Sounds like ny is the same? If it was me I'd make an appointment at the place an hour away, try to find a licensed rider to get the bike there, or ride it there myself.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ye i gotta find out if i can get someone from work to take it upstate. Riding it there is not allowed and you can actually be arrested for that, lol. I guess our permit laws are tougher than some of you guys, we need another biker within 1/4 mile, and since i dont know anyone else who rides or would want to ride with me from school and work, i'll be riding maybe a week or two on my permit. W/e, what could they do, give me a ticket?!?, lol.
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